Fit-out specialist EE Smith invests in new spray shop

Grant Prior 5 months ago
Share

Midlands-based interior fit-out specialist EE Smith Contracts has invested £1m to ensure customers have the perfect finish.

Left to right: Neil Bottrill (Managing Director), Andy Hunt (Polishing Shop Manager), John Richardson (Production Director),
Left to right: Neil Bottrill (Managing Director), Andy Hunt (Polishing Shop Manager), John Richardson (Production Director),

The Leicester firm works on high-end hotel, commercial and residential projects mostly in London, manufacturing, supplying and fitting bespoke joinery and carrying out full interior fit outs.

The company has now invested in a new spray and polishing shop at its headquarters on the Clarendon Industrial Estate.

The new complex has doubled the firm’s capacity in painting and lacquering and will also allow it to take on more apprentices and trainees in that part of the business.

Some of the first work to come through the new facility will stay in the building as part of a boardroom and client experience centre designed to highlight the company’s work.

Neil Bottrill, managing director of EE Smith, said: “We had wanted to expand our spray and polishing shop but we were restricted for space.

“Fortunately, we have taken on an adjacent unit which had become vacant and invested in 10 new spray booths which allows us to really up our capacity and increase efficiencies.

“Not only can we increase the throughput of the unit, but it also means that we can train more youngsters in what is a highly specialised skill and that will bring us added continuity. It also now frees up space for us to expand other departments.

“It is a vital part of our operation, nearly everything we produce goes through the unit and that is the last process before the items are dispatched. The market we are in demands the highest standards possible, and therefore the finish to our products is of paramount importance.”

The majority of EE Smith’s projects are in London, and the new client experience centre will allow customers to view some of the company’s work at their headquarters.

Bottrill added: “We are obviously judged on a number of criteria such as pricing and our track record, but our customers and potential customers love to see first hand the skills we have here in Leicester and the level of craftsmanship that goes into producing that work.

“The new experience centre and boardroom will allow us to showcase that work perfectly and, we believe, will help us win further work.

“We have created a new 16 seat boardroom table which has just been finished in the spray and polishing shop, and that will be the show piece of the new centre.”

The firm was subject of a management buyout in 2016, with Bottrill and long-serving colleagues John Richardson, Richard Hollingsworth and Dan Cashmore buying control of the company.

Latest suppliers & buyers news

Excavation support specialist MGF targets structures

MGF launches Structural Support Solutions business
6 hours ago
MGF

Subcontractors wanted across Birmingham

Work up for grabs at latest Constructionline Meet the Buyer event: Register now
3 hours ago

Wernick invests £24m in hire fleet

Carbon reducing range gets major boost
1 week ago

Harvey UK lands decorating deal on Birmingham student tower

Specialist wins package from Bouygues
1 week ago

Hat trick of London roofing wins for Prater

Building envelope specialist working for Skanska and McAlpine
1 week ago
Prater

Deanestor kits out new Scottish school

Furniture specialist works with Robertson on £32.5m project
2 weeks ago
Deanestor

BakerHicks lands place on education framework

Speciaist to provide structural engineering advice to famous colleges
2 weeks ago
BakerHicks

HAKI snaps-up Span Access Solutions

System scaffolding supplier makes latest acquisition
3 weeks ago
HAKI Ltd

New leader for Composites UK Construction Sector Group

Allan Curtis of Design and Display Structures becomes chair
1 month ago

Highways England trials cement-free concrete on A14

Mick George Concrete to supply low-carbon material on huge road job
1 month ago
Mick George Ltd

Prater leads supply chain success at Mace Camden scheme

Successful collaboration at Camden Lock Village development
1 month ago
Prater

Tree planting specialist publishes highways guide

Download the latest from GreenBlue Urban guide here
2 months ago
GreenBlue Urban

J S Wright pumps-up supplier deal with Grundfos

M&E specialist signs servicing agreement with manufacturer and distributor
1 month ago
J S Wright & Co Ltd

Safety trade body FASET unveils award winners

Companies and individuals rewarded for improving industry safety
2 months ago
FASET

Vital Energi lands £7m M&E package from Berkeley Homes

Latest win for specialist at Royal Arsenal Riverside development
2 months ago

Aarsleff starts sensitive piling job in Rainham

Contract at industrial park calls for minimal vibration

Kane lands £10m MEP package at Claridges

Latest virtual reality technology helping to install energy systems at luxury hotel
2 months ago

Sheffield skills academy offers construction hope

New centre will train unemployed people for a career on site
2 months ago

Caledonian lands £4m NHS modular deal

Offsite specialist to build new clinic for Whittington Health NHS Trust
2 months ago

Ground survey deal up for grabs at £600m energy plant

Intrusive ground surveys needed to pave way for construction of north London scheme
2 months ago

JSP keeping site workers warm and visible

Winter range from safety specialist
2 months ago
JSP Ltd

Dry Lining specialist lands £25m haul of resi wins

PIB Contractors lands string of wins with big name firms
2 months ago

Utilities win for blu-3 at Paddington Cube

Infrastructure specialist lands 83 week contract
2 months ago
blu-3 (UK) Limited

Deanestor lands record deal from Sisk

Contract furniture specialist bags £4.3m residential package
2 months ago
Deanestor

RMD upgrades high-rise safety screens

Next-generation debris protection system hits the market
3 months ago

Nationwide Platforms fully integrates UK Platforms business

New enlarged business offers fleet of 15,500
3 months ago
Nationwide Platforms

Bathroom pod maker buys steel fabrication firm

Offsite Solutions brings base frames manufacturing in-house with deal
3 months ago
Offsite Solutions

M27 earthworks win for M O’Brien

Package awarded by Bam Nuttall and Morgan Sindall joint venture
3 months ago

Marley launches traditional pantile with modern fixings

Eden range gives an easier fix but preserves traditional look
3 months ago
Marley

J S Wright wins £4m Wimbledon package

Building services specialist lands latest deal from Galliard Homes
3 months ago
J S Wright & Co Ltd

Firm Quick Find

Join Now

Sorry, there was a problem with the details you have entered. Please review the highlighted fields.

Sorry, this email address has already been registered.

Top searches

Contractor services